Congressional Republicans celebrate Geneva Consensus

Congressional Republicans celebrate Geneva Consensus

Congressional Republicans celebrate Geneva Consensus

Some members of Congress want to send a message to the White House on the abortion issue.

A year ago, President Trump and leaders of three dozen countries signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration to affirm an international right to life and declare that tax dollars in those countries should not support abortion.

Banks, Rep. Jim (R-Indiana) Banks

But almost immediately after taking office, President Biden revoked that declaration. Indiana Congressman Jim Banks (R) calls it "a devastating move for the cause for life and really a terrible example of just how terrible this administration has been on the life issue."

He says that is what is happening at the United Nations as well.

"The U.N. and other international organizations fundamentally and wholeheartedly support the abortion movement abroad, the funding of abortions globally by governments that include the United States through taxpayer funding of abortion," the representative details.

He says the more Joe Biden supports abortion on an international level, the more children will die in the womb throughout the world.

"That's why the Geneva Consensus was so significant, so historic -- 36 countries coming together to declare an international right to life and to push back on what the U.N. and others have proclaimed: An international right to abortions and public funding of abortion," Banks continues.

In celebration of the Geneva Consensus Declaration's first anniversary, congressional Republicans recently introduced a concurrent resolution affirming that there is no international right to abortion. The new resolution, sponsored by Republicans Steve Daines (Mont.) and James Lankford (Okla.) in the Senate, reaffirms several planks of the Geneva Consensus Declaration and repudiates Biden's decision to remove the U.S. as a signatory.

Rep. Banks, who is chair of the Republican Study Committee, introduced a companion measure in the House with 29 cosponsors. Passage would send a strong pro-life message to the Biden White House. And Banks has no doubt that if and when another pro-life president takes office, he or she will re-enter the Geneva Consensus.